Services & Track Record

Our practice is equally divided between law firms (top tier, mid-tier and boutiques), global corporations and financial institutions. Our clients are mainly long-standing and rely on our recruitment expertise on an exclusive or preferred supplier basis. We are active in all the major markets in Asia and the Middle East and have worked on assignments in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


  • Data Base Search
  • Hughes-Castell owns a leading-edge legal and compliance database comprising active professionals across the entire Asia Pacific region and beyond.
  • Market Mapping
  • Our researchers provide a detailed market mapping of senior level legal professionals across relevant sectors.
  • Targeted Search
  • To supplement our database, we undertake targeted searches using market mapping to identify and approach talent where appropriate.
  • Advertising
  • Our bespoke online and print advertising initiatives in specialist legal and industry relevant media reach an extensive audience.

Track Record

We take pride in our numerous long-term relationships as a barometer of our continued success; we are often referred by both trusted clients and candidates which attests to our enduring success in Asia.

  • 95% success rate on Retained Searches; 80% on Contingency searches for in-house placements
  • Each role is unique but we deeply understand our clients’ needs and the strategic requirements of today’s senior legal executives.
  • 6+ years: the average length of our placements
  • Longevity is a good indicator of successful recruitment. Although the average length of our placements is over 6 years, many are over 10 years, and some candidates exceed 20 years in their career growth, spanning positions held from Entry-level to Global Head of Legal departments and Partners of Law firms.
  • 98 days: the average elapsed time to placement
  • Our strong relationship and networks with our clients and candidates provide us with an inclusive database of high calibre candidates and gives us a competitive edge for speed of placement.


We are committed to codes of conduct, ethics and integrity which mean that we do business the right way. We first discuss legal opportunities with our candidates and obtain their explicit permission before forwarding their CVs. We have also introduced job board technology to our website so that candidates can conduct a comprehensive legal job search, secure in the knowledge that their private and personal details will only end up on the desks of our expert legal recruiters.


For more information and how we can help you, contact us today!

Hong Kong
(852) 2520-1168
(86) 10 6581-1781
(86) 21 2206-1200